Report from the Brownhill Creek Weekly, the newsletter of the Brownhill Creek branch of Rotary International,
This week our speakers, Moose Dunlop and James Paterson, shared with us the work being done by Trojan’s Treks in meeting the challenges faced by those suffering from a service-induced stress illness. This illness can ruin the life of the sufferer and the lives of his or her family. It is often managed by a regime of counselling and medication which is an expensive approach.
The Trojans Trek Foundation is a 100% not-for- profit organisation run by veterans and wholly devoted to the support of Australian’s veterans and their families.
Treks are run in SA and Qld with different programs for men and women. The treks are six day 4WD wilderness based experiences that use a combination peer support and structured discussions to help participants understand how thoughts and feelings influence behaviour and develop strategies to bring about changes in their lives and listening to James the results are very positive for the participants.
From the website https://www.trojantrekkers.com/
The aim of Trojan’s Trek is to provide a setting and conditions under which participants experience a lasting positive shift in personal values and interpersonal relationships.
The objectives of the trek are to assist the participants, through group and individual challenge, achieve the following:
- an understanding of how thoughts and feelings influence behaviour,
- exposure to various strategies which will bring about positive change,
- individual responses which are effective in achieving goals,
- improving interpersonal relationships, and
- enhance self-esteem.